Health & Environment

Hull St Added to Street Cleaning Program

At the request of North End residents, Hull Street is being added to the North End Neighborhood Street Cleaning Program. The entire length of Hull Street, from Commercial Street to Salem Street, is now scheduled to be cleaned on Tuesdays from noon to 4 p.m. The odd side of Hull Street will be cleaned on Read More…

Community Health & Environment Transportation

Electric Car Plug-In Stations & Kiosks

This is the third in a series of articles on the issues discussed at the June 22, 2009 public meeting for the Greenway District Planning Study with a focus on transportation. A major priority of the BTD is to start installing electric car plug-in stations with new garages having 2 for every 50 spaces. Extending Read More…

Community Health & Environment Transportation

Bicycling Around the Greenway

This is the second in a series of articles on the issues discussed at the June 22, 2009 public meeting for the Greenway District Planning Study with a focus on transportation. Bicycling programs are receiving more attention as a much needed part of Boston’s transportation future. In typical mayoral fashion, Menino has made this one Read More…

Community Health & Environment Real Estate Transportation

BTD Presents for Greenway Study

This is the first in a series of articles on the issues discussed at the June 22, 2009 public meeting for the Greenway District Planning Study with a focus on transportation.

The Boston Transportation Department was on stage Monday night as part of a series of public meetings for the Greenway District Planning Study. Vineet Gupta presented goals of the department that not only apply to the Greenway, but also to the larger City transportation system.

Health & Environment Meetings Police & Fire

Grill Regulations on Decks & Balconies

A recent Globe article gears up readers for the summer grilling season. For better or worse, the most relevant section to the roof decks and balconies in the North End/Waterfront neighborhood is the Safety section: “Safety – Before buying either type of grill, it’s good to be acquainted with safety rules. State law prohibits liquid Read More…

Community Health & Environment Police & Fire Real Estate

No Rush to Flush on Long Wharf

It’s just too easy to come up with clever little titles for this story in today’s Globe regarding the $300,000 city toilet under construction on Long Wharf by Christopher Columbus Park. The project has encountered one problem after another, keeping that area mostly fenced off for two years. There’s a quote in the article that Read More…

Community Health & Environment Real Estate

Greenway Changes Coming To Neighborhood

The North End/Waterfront could potentially have three significant construction projects beginning this Fall on Greenway Parcels 12, 13 and 14. The Armenian Heritage Park has been long-planned on Parcel 13, in the space across from Mercantile Wharf. However, the other two projects are relatively new proposals and have been put on a fast track. Parcel Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Health & Environment Real Estate

Greenway Conservancy Meets Council

At the first joint meeting between the Greenway Conservancy and the appointed Leadership Council, participants reviewed a brief history of the Greenway’s first year and looked forward to fiscal 2010. The Greenway Conservancy was originally tasked with just the maintenance of Chinatown Park, but given budget cuts elsewhere, the Conservancy will now be responsible for Read More…

Government Health & Environment Police & Fire

Motorcycle Noise Ordinance On Track

The North End/Waterfront is about to get a bit quieter. In preparation for a City Council vote, the Committee on Government Operations recommended on June 2nd to pass an ordinance regulating the noise levels of motorcycles. This follows a public hearing by the committee on May 26. The ordinance was introduced by District 1 Councilor Read More…

Health & Environment Schools

Flu Concerns Close North End’s Eliot School

Concerns regarding the spread of the flu has caused officials to close the North End’s Eliot School during the first week of June, in addition to other Boston schools. Excerpts from the press release: Superintendent Carol R. Johnson announced today that three additional Boston Public Schools will be closed for seven calendar days because of Read More…